Putin orders Defence Chief to fly to Severomorsk to ensure probe into submersible fire

July 2, 2019 (TASS) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to fly to Severomorsk to ensure a thorough investigation into the reasons behind the fire aboard a Russian navy submersible. “I ask you to fly to Severomorsk in order to personally listen to the reports and to aim the commission to get to the bottom of the causes of the tragedy,” Putin told the defense minister. “I ask you to report to me personally upon your return,” Putin said. The President offered his deep condolences…

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Russian Navy to accept latest Tsirkon hypersonic missile for service in 2023

March 20, 2019 (TASS) – The Russian Navy expects to accept the latest Tsirkon hypersonic missile for service and deploy it on warships and submarines from 2023, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Wednesday. “The state trials of the Tsirkon conducted from the basic sea carriers are planned to be completed in 2022 and from 2023 the missile will be accepted for service and put on combat duty,” the source said. The Russian Navy expects to arm all the new and modernized surface ships and nuclear-powered submarines,…

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